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Muddy

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Cut shortcross silver ID please
« on: December 23, 2018, 08:01:43 PM »
Well on my second outing with my new Deus XP this little cut shortcross came up.

Any help in making an ID? Best Guess is it is  a John. Found in the central belt of Scotland if that makes any difference.





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« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 09:20:19 PM by Muddy »
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Re: Cut shortcross silver ID please
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 09:27:53 AM »

Not a great expert on short cross (or any really) but will give it a go. To me, it looks like a class 7B (1216-1242) of Henry3.
The reasoning is that the moneyer appears to be TOMAS. but the location is on the other half of the coin. Suspect that it will be
a Canterbury minted coin. The dating is further reinforced by the "M" which is more like an "H" but the clearest indication is that the A
is more of a square shape which only appeared on the class 7B coins.
Hope this doesn't disappoint you too much, but is only my opinion. It is still a very nice coin too find.
Don't be too fussed where it was found, it would appear that there was more travelling than people think. I found an Alexander 3 (1249-1283)
in a field just outside Newbury!!!

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Re: Cut shortcross silver ID please
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 10:37:18 AM »
Sounds like you might be right. Thanks for the ID.

Not in least disappointed since this is currently my first and only short cross and is about 350 years older than my next oldest coin (1570 Lizzie Sixpence).

Just need to find some more now!

Muddy



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